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, reagan and clinton sworn in and president obama four years ago. he was recruited at the last minute to plan a second carter inaugural ball in 1977 for an overflow crowd. >> they said, can you help? we need to put together another ball and they used an underconstruction train station and they said what do you want and i asked if they could fly my mom in so show good a good dance from mascone. >> he is leave tomorrow for the innoation with his son and will watch every moment from the swearing in, to the parade, to the evening balls. >> evening coverage begins on monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special abc "good morning america" and we will stream coverage live from washington, dc, at abc7news.com starting at 6:30 on monday only. >> we hope they get nice weather there. we know for the long weekend coming up some are taking martin luther king off and it will be warmer and dry. >> absolutely. a lot of warm weather in the afternoon but this morning it is cold again. we are look down from the east bay hills camera to san francisco and you can see the traffic on the bay bridge the we will talk t
with a national day of service. >> reporter: president obama is continuing a tradition he started four years ago, a national day of service, a day of giving back on the national mall, and we track down a san francisco resident who came all the way out here to take part in it. president obama rolled up his sleeves to help spruce up a washington, d.c. elementary school today. the president and first lady stained a bookshelf as part of their national day of service project. >> the very young people did some really good work. and some of the older folks, like me, who it hurt getting our knees -- kind of bending down a little bit, we were able to manage also. >> reporter: one of those young people, san francisco resident erika chain. she also pitched in today, painting a washington, d.c. elementary school a day after meeting mr. obama face to face. >> it's unreal. i walked out of the oval office and i had to have someone pinch me. i said, i felt it. it's real. it did happen. it's really just an honor. >> reporter: it was chain's way of saying thank you to the
inauguration of barack obama. he came here four years ago amid high hopes and great expectations. but the second time around, well, there will definitely be a different feel as he takes the podium and in gnawing rated four more years, delivers his speech. many will be watching to see where this nation goes the next four years. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> he carried the hopes and dreams of the millions who voted for him. excitement, wonder and passion electrified the packed crowd on the national mall. >> i stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our an seft ors. >> the mood in washington that night ecstatic as the new president and his beautiful wife celebrated a victory for the ages. the new administration was the toast of the town. but storm clouds were hovering. a recession and financial crisis gripped the country with unemployment soon to hit 10%. a bailout of some financial giants and massive stimulus plan occupied his early days in office. but against heavy opposition, th
grader. every day 34 americans are murdered with guns during president obama's final four years in office it is estimated that 40,000 americans will be killed with guns, the same amount of people killed in vietnam. says the shooting in arizona which killed six people including a nine-year-old and seriously injured than congresswoman-- as the city we should continue to lead the way to advocate for and pass policies that protect the general well-being of the society. today i am introducing two resolutions, supporting senator dianne feinstein's assault weapon legislation; and a resolution supporting the sandy hook promise, born out of the event that killed those 20 children, four teachers and two other distribution. assault weapons have been used in at least 459 incidents across the country. this resolution simply states adamant support for senator and feinstein's assault weapon regulatory act; affirms our support for gun-control and affirms protection for gun owners grandfathering the legal protections they had before. one month after the tragic shooting in sandy hook elementary -- we
with guns during president obama's final four years in office it is estimated that 40,000 americans will be killed with guns, the same amount of people killed in vietnam. says the shooting in arizona which killed six people including a nine-year-old and seriously injured than congresswoman-- as the city we should continue to lead the way to advocate for and pass policies that protect the general well-being of the society.
of four years ago as barack obama walked through the capital, nearly 2 million people anxiously stood by to witness history. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> with the completion of the oath, the new president is greeted with the traditional 21-gun salute hail to the chief, and the majesty and responsibility of the most powerful office on earth. a presidential inauguration can set the tone for an entire four-year term with consequences that make an indelible mark on history. so let's take a look at some of the most consequential inaugurations of the past with the help of presidential historian and cbs consultant douglas brinkley. welcome. >> thank you. this is very inspiring. >> it is inspiring. the whole backdrop is inspiring when you see it live in person. what do you think? how much of a harbinger are the things to come with what the president gives. >> i think the mastercraft and states craft is the second inauguration. you don't hear much about it but it was 1937. the first one was we have nothing to fear but fear itself. here h
providers. >> reporter: as part of the day of service tradition president obama started four years ago to honor dr. martin luther king jr.. >> it really touches me and i just wanted an opportunity to say thank you to everyone that welcomed so hard on the -- worked so hard on the campaign. >> reporter: and a host of other events still to come throughout the weekend and into monday. the next one coming up for us will be heading to the golden state bash. a number of california lawmakers will be there and ann, we'll be talking to them about important issues facing californians coming up this year. >> all right, kristin we'll see you tonight at 11:00. look forward to the report. >>> and stay with cbs 5 and christin ayers for complete coverage of the inauguration. we'll have special reports from washington right through monday. >>> well, coming up, bullets fly as the bay fair b.a.r.t. station. what police have to say about the shooting. >>> that's my gun. don't say it got away from me. >> across the country they called it a rally in support of the secon
new orleans. like four years ago, president obama has asked people nationwide to join his family and celebrate by serving. this year the president's request is especially timely. it's just the second time inauguration has coincided with the martin luther king jr. holiday weekend. at the rock creek conservancy, volunteers will be cutting back an invasive vine. from one labor of love to the next. organizers in the convention center are setting the stage for tonight's children concert. >> we'll be putting the touches on the infrastructure for that. >> reporter: after the concert, crews will transform the space, setting the scene for the two official inaugural balls, down from ten in 2009. altogether, a handful of artists will perform throughout the weekend. security will be tight. hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to d.c. to take part in history. president obama will be sworn in a private ceremony tomorrow. then monday thousands of people will be back here at the national mall for the public ceremony and parade to follow. reporting live near capitol hill, i'm danielle lee. >>
also down compared to four years ago. president obama will have two swearing-ins: a public ceremony on monday and a private one tomorrow. if you call about nine- hundred thousand people 'scaled down'. officials say-for president obama's second inauguration, washington's national mall will have about half as many people as it did in 2009. undertaking. millions a- buzz with ceremony. symbolism. that big-event about 250-thousand people have coveted tickets- for president's platform. four-years ago, many who had on the periphery of the then be told you gotta go ceremony on monday, a live during the kron-4 morning news on monday. it will start at 8-30 in the morning. and we'll also have the inaugural parade live on our 24-7 bay area news channel - starting at 10-35. >> california crosses a new threshold in the flu epidemic. friday, california joined the c-d-c's list of states where the virus is widespread. climbing, nearly a half=dozen californians under the age of 65 have died. this year's flu vaccine is reported to be 62 percent effective. kron4's justine waldman was in fremont where h
house says this is part of a routine medical exam set up by his doctor. president obama is 51 years old, and his last physical was two years ago when he was said to be in excellent health and tobacco free. the white house says the results of today's exam will be released before the end of the month. >>> and right now we are going to check in with brody brazil of comcast sports net. a little football action going on today. >> yeah, diane, always a great day when you get paid to watch football games. two to update you on. something had to give in denver this afternoon. would it be the end of peyton manning's season or the end of ray lewis' storied career? highlights from the mile high city are coming up next. >>> plus the 49ers kicking off their second season in a game that didn't get off to a great start for the home team. we'll let you know how they're faring up to the minute right here on nbc bay area. >>> well, this is said to be the best football weekend of the year for elimination games featuring 8 of the fop nfl teams this season. the first chapter took place today in the mile high
until the camp is closed. >> today we're aware of 265 prisoners four years after obama got elected when he promised to close guantanamo after a year. >> reporter: protesters also nameed the names of the prisoners they say they want to remain people that the detainees need to be released or charged and put on trial. >>> the family of aaron schwartz who relatives say committed suicide yesterday say the government is partly to blame for his death. schwartz came up with the computer code https when he was just 17. schwartz family say it is u.s. attorney in massachusetts and mit pursued exemptionally harsh charges that could have sent him to prison for 30 years which the family claims contributed to his suicide. mit announced today he is probing an internal launch into their role in schwartz death. thousands of supporters have taken to the social networking site to provide links to academic papers regardless of whether they have permission. the protests is meant to be a virtual representation of schwartz beliefs and the availability and access of all information. >>> a recent study draws a
. >>> this year president obama's inauguration falls on the dr. martin luther king holiday. the question, if they could have met, what would the leader of the civil rights movement who was murdered in memphis have to say to president obama about guns and violence in our society? >> claiborne carson was just 19 years old when he stood on the washington mall on a hot august afternoon and listened to martin luther king industry his dream for america. >> four years ago he was back on the mall in the freezing call to watch barack obama take the oath of office. like many who were involved in what carson calls the movement, he wondered what now? >> now that he has the power of the presidency, what is he going to do to bring king's dream into reality? >> carson believes dr. king would urge the president to take on the harder, more complex issues underlying gun violence. >> the problem with violence is not simply a problem of availability of guns. it's a climate. it's a culture. >> for king it was an issue of social justice. >> you know, i think what he would point out is that people don't kill o
. >> reporter: congress has not approved a nominee for the past six years. obama could install one himself. he could direct them to investigate more gun thefts. right now they investigate only when ten or more are stolen and only if one is connected to a crime. another executive order option, enforcing a 1968 give up law that prohibits the import of certain assault-style weapons. >> he believes we ought to take common sense and enact common sense measures that protect our second amendment rights but prevent people who should not have happens from on staining them. >> reporter: he made it clear president obama will not rely solely on making executive orders. the white house says he will need approval from congress for tougher gun legislation. >> some congressional republicans are claiming they had little say in the gun control proposal given to president obama. our washington bureau checked attendance records for meetings of vice president joe biden's gun task force. he met with video game makers, the nra, walmart and congressional democrats. the meetings did not include republicans from the ho
around. >> that was brian ross reporting. >> this year's president obama's inauguration, as you know, falls on the martin luther king holiday. mark matthews spoke with the world's foremost authority on dr. king. the question, if they could have met, what would the leader of the civil rights movement, who was murdered in memphis, what would he have to say to president obama about guns and violence in our society? >> claiborne carson was just 19 years old when he stood on the washington mall on a hot august afternoon and listened to martin luther king describe his dream for america. >> four years ago he was back on the mall in the freezing call to watch barack obama take the oath of office. like many who were involved in what carson calls the movement, he wondered what now? >> now that he has the power of the presidency, what is he going to do to bring king's dream into reality? >> carson believes dr. king would urge the president to take on the harder, more complex issues underlying gun violence. >> the problem with violence is not simply a problem of availability of guns. it's a clim
with your opening statement. >> first of all, i want to thank the college. >> here we go. >> four years ago president obama made a promise that he would bring down unemployment below 6%. >> oh, this guy. >> he said by the end of his first term he would cut the deficit in half. yet he still has not put a single credible plan on the table on how to deal with the debt crisis. >> i'm sorry, martha. martha, with all due respect, thiss
of this weekend and to see the obamas and the bidens for four more years. >> the first lady and her daughters joined the crowd of more than 5,000 to honor military families. >> to america's military kids, let me tell you, make no mistake about it, you are an important part of the greatest military on earth. >> president obama will take the oath of office at the white house on sunday. the date set out in the constitution. but crews are busy making sure everything will be ready for the big public ceremony. >> seating has been set up outside of the capitol to hold some of the 800,000 people expected here on monday, a much smaller crowd than four years ago. this family came all the way from california. >> i'm going to feel so great to see him take that oath one more time. >> the three-day celebration kicked off with a national day of service. the president pitched in at a washington, d.c. elementary school. >> everybody here, adults to children, understands the importance of giving back. >> 17-year-old madelyn hart net and other students sent messages to seven is members -- to service members ove
: eric thomas abc 7 news. >> this year president obama inauguration falls on the martin luther king jr. holida holiday. mark matthews spoke with world most authority on d dr. king and the question. if they could have met what would the leader of the civil rights movement who was murdered in memphis have to say to president obama about guns and violence in our society. >> clay born carson 19 years old when he stood on the washington maul on hot august afternoon and listened to dr. king describe his dream for mivrjt one day. >>reporter: 4 years ago carson was back open the mall in the freezing cold. to watch barack obama take the oath of office. lake many involved in what he calls the movement he one derd what now. >> now that he has the power of the presidency, what is he going to do to bring king dream into reality. >>reporter: he believes dr. king would urge the president to take on the harder more complex issues. underlying gun violence. >> the problem of violence is not simply a problem of availability of guns. it's a climate of the culture. >>reporter: for king it was an is
to come up with a down payment. >>> plus, how has four years in the white house aged president obama? >>> good morning, looking live at our fremont camera on what is a start to a day that is going to be absolutely beautiful this morning. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist anthony slaughter who is a lucky duck to have the forecast he has this weekend. >> it's been a great week. each and every day it's gotten warmer and warmer even into the weekend. clear skies for the most part across the bay area but very cold temperatures now. 31 in gilroy, 35 in san jose, 39 in oakland, 30 in santa rosa. we're expecting to see a bright day, lots of sunshine, going to warm us quickly, just as many of us got close to 0 degrees yesterday we're looking at a similar situation today, santa cruz at 71 degrees, our warm spot with the strong offshore flow. san francisco at 69 and same for oakland and san jose at 68. there is one word of caution, there is a high surf advisory this weekend so with the warm temperatures you may be tempted to get out to the beach. definitely avoid prolonged periods of tu
% in four years. >>> first lady michelle obama celebrated her 49th birthday with dinner out and new hair do. this is complete with bangs, this is object her twitter account. she and president obama celebrated her birthday at an italian restaurant in georgetown. 49ers are leaving for atlanta for the nfc championship game. fans are pumped for the game. they sent us photos including this one. it shows a pint-sized fan ready to go in his gear. they are from oakland and they are all decked out in 49er jerseys ready for sunday's game. sherry sent us this for the 49er fan and a 49er onesie. >>> today at five, we are less than 48 hours from the surf contest. see how they are getting ready along the coast so they don't have what happened in 2010. >>> thank you for trusting ktvu, channel 2 news. be sure to join us again at five. we are always here for you and mobile ttvu.com -- ktvu.com.
of the confirmed cases are in people 65 years or older. president obama has been working hard on his inauguration address for monday. they are also getting ready for an expected crowd of 600 to 800,000 people. they handed out 250,000 tickets. the south bacon guess man gave out 200 tickets. he wanted ideas for improving country and the government. wagner has yet to grant them an interview in the drowning of his wife in 1981. her death was ruled accidental but a recent review lead the coroner to change the case to under determined noting that she had bruises on her body that could have happened before she went into the water. they interviewed more than 100 people. boeing will stop delivering the 787 dream liner until it is fixed. it is assembled in washington and north charleston south carolina. they have to prove the batteries are safe. they are light weight but also flammable. >>> san jose and oakland airports plan to get rid of full body scan tears show an imagine that looks like the passenger's naked body. the machines will be replaced by scanners that show a generic imagine of a person and no
. >>> president obama says he is committed to overhauling immigration this year and that includes finding a path to citizenship for most of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country. currently, a bipartisan group of senators is working on a proposed bill with the goal of introducing immigration legislation by this march. today, the mayor of los angeles spoke about the need for immigration reform. >> if we bring these people, 11 million people from out of the dark, into the light, it's about a $1.5 trillion impact to the u.s. economy. >> for his part, president obama is expected to lay out a white house plan for immigration in the coming weeks, perhaps during next month's state of the union address. >>> former utah governor jon huntsman is promoting a problem- solving approach in congress, with his bipartisan movement that he calls no labels. >> it's a dysfunction of congress that's now becoming our nation's dysfunction. we're becoming disfigured in a sense, our economy is, because congress is so far behind in the game. >> we don't even know our colleagues in congress out of 435.
recall that four years ago during president obama's inauguration. chief justice flubbed the words of the inauguration so out of an abundance of caution the two men got together to resay it. that was the private ceremony with just the president's family there. there will be a public swearing in tomorrow on the national mall where they are expecting a crowd that will be smaller that they had four years ago where nearly 2 million people showed up. they are expecting maybe 800,000 people to be out here. there will being the traditional parade and two inaugural balls. security is extremely tight with 13,000 military and law enforcement people who will be in the crowd. but it will be scaled back but it will still be majestic with all the pomp we are used to seeing in an inauguration. abc7 news. carolyn. >> thank you very much. our coverage of the inauguration begins tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america. we will also have live streaming coverage at abc7news.com starting at 6:30. >>> the mavericks big sur of competition near half moon bay is on. it's been u
years ago, i will say in the air and certainly in temperatures of temperature, but certainly the obama administration that hopes maybe coming out of some of the celebration still in the air here they'll start or try to bring the country together. you mentioned that vice-president biden will be going first, in just a few moments, justice sonia sotomayor will swear him in and he and the president will be at arlington national cemetery laying a wreath at the tomb of unknown and in the blue room hine me on the aren't side because the constitution says he needs to be sworn in on january 20th and the ceremonial stuff will happen on the capitol west front tomorrow. some of the celebration started yesterday, a children's inaugural ball the first lady went to along with dr. jill biden and trying to get folks involved this and also the president and first lady participating in a day of service, they participated in a project here, service project here in washington d.c. and they had a lot of cabinet members, the vice-president and others doing that as well and when the president had a chance to
president obama to stop violence. an 11-year-old girl julia wrote she couldn't bear the not of losing her brothers and sisters -- the thought of losing her brothers and sisters to guns. at this morning's announcement, president obama is expected to push for better enforcement for existing gun laws. he can require keeping data on where guns are. the government stopped keeping track nine years ago. when it comes to the background, president obama can push for more sharing of information and prosecution of people who try to buy guns illegally. the president will need congress's approval to get sweeps changes made and that will not be an easy feat, especially with the nra prodding supporters in congress. we'll tang a look at the nra -- take a look at the nra's new ad tackling president obama's gun proposals when i see you next. >> and ktvu will bring you live coverage. he's scheduled to make that announcement at 8:55 this morning our time. ktvu will be streaming the president's remarks live at ktvu.com. >>> it is 7:18. people in the bay area are getting hit hard by one of the worse flu season
for president obama, a dignified elderly 92 year old woman named bernice opened the door in my get out the vote identification, identified her supporting equality. and she looked at me and she looked at my official obama pen that said lgbt for obama and she looked at me with tears in her eyes and she said, our time has really come, hasn't it? we both cried. that moment with bernice takes some of the pain of this day away. on this day i always feel a heightened affinity with my uncle for this was that night 34 years ago that i had to first reflect on my own conversations with harvey. anyone who has had conversations with harvey will know, you cannot get away easy. and he didn't let me as a teenager get away easy either. i had to reflect about the meaning of those conversations. it was a day that i had to look hard at what his love and guidance would mean to me that that was gone, that i could only think of the words and the conversations that we had. my uncle was moved by all extraordinary heroes of authenticity that he would see, particularly when it wasn't pretty or easy for them. that is in m
hague for those of you who don't know me. i was appointed by president obama a little more than two years ago to be united states attorney and it is my incredible honor to represent the president, the obama administration here in the northern district of california. welcome to the stop bullying summit. i'm a federal prosecutor so it may seem odd that here we are talking about bullying and we asked all of you to be here and i want to explain the origin of that and why this happened. you people, everybody in this room, has been involved in this issue and is doing incredible work on this issue and we were so honored to be a part of it and to meet with all of you and to speak with you about it. the origin is that as the united states attorney, the administration wants me, wants all the united states attorneys, to go out into the community. it's actually a very different role for the united states attorney is envisioned by this administration. this administration, the president, attorney general holder, they want the u.s. attorneys to go out into the attorney to talk to the communitie
to republicans, on the obama second inaugural. >> washington is almost ready. massive security. barriers going into place. bleachers along pennsylvania avenue for monday's inaugural parade and the presidential viewing stand, bullet proof and fancy. rebuilt every four years. >> but since a huge crowd full of hope saw the first obama swearing in, america has lowered its expectations. only 35% in the nbc news "wall street journal" poll said that the country is headed in the right direction as president obama's new portrait is released is had approval is at 52% and likeability is at 61%, but only 29% say he is working effectively with congress. and today, there's more conflict. ponding to the president's declaration that he won't negotiate over the debt ceiling, republicans backed down. he this raised the borrowing limit, but just for three months. and if democrats don't agree to a budget of deep spending cuts by april, they cut off lawmakers paychecks. >> why should the american public pay elected officials if they do not do their fundamental right and passes a budget. >> it's been a long time si
the second inauguration of president obama. but they're not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago, record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president this year officials estimate 600,000 to 800,000 will be on hand. more than the crowds for george w. bush's inauguration but a far cry from 2009. there will still be star power, beyoncÉ and james taylor will take part in the ceremony. the mood on the mall will be different, and the president's speech likely to reflect that. like the nation is not teetering on the brink like it was in 2009, it's still struggling with high unemployment, and voters republic -- voters' lack of confidence in washington. >> we will have a good year if we make sound investments and as long as washington politics don't get in the way. >> before the hard work of the second term begins the obamas will squeeze in a little bit of fun in 2009 the president and first lady had a while wind night on the town, 10 inaugural balls. this year, there are two, one expecting to draw more than 35,000, who would groove to the up
inauguration of president obama. but they're not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago, record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president this year officials estimate 600,000 to 800,000 will be on hand. more than the crowds for george w. bush's inauguration but a far cry from 2009. there will still be star power, beyoncÉ and james taylor will take part in the ceremony. the mood on the mall will be different, and the president's speech likely to reflect that. like the nation is not teetering on the brink like it was in 2009, it's still struggling with high unemployment, and voters republic -- voters' lack of confidence in washington. >> we will have a good year if we make sound investments and as long as washington politics don't get in the way. >> before the hard work of the second term begins the obamas will squeeze in a little bit of fun in 2009 the president and first lady had a while wind night on the town, 10 inaugural balls. this year, there are two, one expecting to draw more than 35,000, who would groove to the up so0s of k
girls killed in oakland. 18-year-old de on they powell is charged with two countsover murder and 20-year-old antonio edwards is charged with driving the get away car. >>> president obama is warning congress that time is running short to raise the nation's debt ceiling and that failing to act would be irresponsible. he made the comments this morning during the last press conference of his first term. the president said he wants to make it clear that raising the debt ceiling will not raise -- he warned that if congressional republicans fail to approve legislation to pay america's bills on time, everything from social security checks to veterans benefits could be delayed. >> last time they flirted with this delay our aaa credit rating was downgraded. our business have created the fewest jobs of any month in the past three years. and ironically the whole fiasco actually haded to the deaf -- actually added to the deficit. >> reporter: president obama is reviewing a list of proposals from joe biden about how to reduce gun violence. the two met earlier today to go over the vice president's reco
thing was said prior to president obama's first election, adding that not once in four years has sage gun restriction ever been introduced. >> a famous san francisco 79-year-old watering hole is re-opening next month. the gold dust lounge lot its lease last year. the owner moved to jefferson street. the lounge was scheduled to open last night. opening day, however, is now february 1st. >> just ahead, a cold snap moving in, cornell bernard is live in sonoma county tonight. >> can you feel it? another cold snap is moving in, and petaluma is bundling up tonight, and where are my gloves? we'll have the live report coming up. >> ama: just how cold is it expected to get leigh glaser is up next with the forecast,. >> mike: broncos and ravens got together for a football game and it turned into a track meet. it went to double-overtime. we have >> ama: more cold weather is moving in. at it expected to get even colder tonight and tomorrow. cornell bernard is life in petaluma with how people in the north bay are coping. where are your gloved? reporter: you know what? i left them at home. i left t
obama -- >> reporter: of them all the highlight was four years ago when he attended president obama's first inauguration and though a ticket snafu can kept him from getting into the event he happily watched from a tv in a washington hotel. >> it's the experience of being there, of being part of it. >> reporter: this weekend he will head to washington, d.c., for president obama's second swearing in, stocking up on cold weather gear for the occasion. >> this is weird. i remember long underwear with the flaps and stuff, you know. this stuff is like pantyhose. >> reporter: this time he plans to bring his son for the very first time to witness democracy's premiere event. joe rosato jr. nbc bay area news. >> you were at barack obama's first inauguration. >> i was. i covered that and it was freezing. can i just say my memory is just that i was like this through the whole thing. a little like what it's been like here the last few days. >> a little warmer for diane because you're going to be here this time. >>> right now we're not finding any rainfall. we're going to get some rain drops down
also was injured. police still have not released a possible motive for the incident. >> president obama is a inauguration day is just away. but do not expect the same pageantry that you saw the first time around. this year it will be scaled down. only 900,000 people are scheduled to attend. this year's preparation is have been replete with rehearsals-withstand-ends played the president, vice president, chief justice. the real president will have to swearing ins, a public ceremony on monday, a private one the day before. he will use to bibles, one owned by abraham lincoln, the other by martin luther king jr.. >> coming up on kron4 morning news. thousands of people will get to have moon bay this weekend to watch the pros compete in the mavericks' international surfing contest. >> the australian summer is heating up, making it tougher firefighters to battle these raging wildfires. >> we are learning more about the bay area's first flute related deaths of the season. santa clara county health officials say that the victim was 98 years old. she died earlier this month. she also suffered from
to help rescue him. >>> plus, the word came from the white house a short time ago, president obama is about to hold his first new conference of the new year. mornings on 2 begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. i'm dave clark. >>> good morning. i'm tori campbell. gunfire at a birthday party capped off another violent weekend in oakland. four people were killed, 11 others wounded. ktvu's tara moriarty is in oakland this morning. she tells us the surge in violence has one city leader calling for a state of emergency. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. the spike in violence did lead to a conference call early saturday morning between the police chief and the mayor. and now the vice mayor is calling for a state of emergency. larry reid says that he thinks that the city has basically gone out of control and he believes mutual aid funds from the state would definitely help the situation. now, the most recent shooting actually happened last night at a birthday party. people scattered and ran to neighbors' houses after someone entered the party and starte
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the clock to prepare their capital for the second inauguration of president barack obama. it is a once in every four years job boom for the d.c. area contractors. >> yes, we have almost every skill under this roof. carpenters, the cabinetmakers, welders, graphic designers. painters. you name it. we have every skill. >> reporter: while the day of the inauguration has been known for years, contracts aren't signed and plans aren't approved until early january. >> it's not a lot of time. you would be surprised as we have worked 24/7, multiple shifts to be able to accomplish the right of way things. >> reporter: festivities get underway later this morning. today is the national day of service in honor of dr. martin luther king's birthday, which is on monday. the same day that president obama will take the ceremonial oath of office. after the president's address and of course the parade, the celebration will focus on three inaugural balls. the air force staff sergeant is looking forward to that. the career medic and the afghanistan veteran was selected
sent to the president. the 10-year-old asked president obama to stop gun violence. in response, the president invited him to the white house for today's announcement. >>> experts on gun policy are noting that president obama did not do what president george h.w. bush did after a school massacre in stockton in 1989. president obama did not use his authority to block the import of weapons that where not generally recognized for sporting purposes. >>> interior secretary, ken salazar the latest secretary to announce he is leaving the obama administration. he plans to step down in march to return to his home in colorado. president obama released a statement praising salazar on his work, saying he helped expand the development of domestic energy resources, while also protecting water, land, and wildlife. >>> actor conrad bane has died at the age of 89. many remember him from tv's "diff'rent strokes." >> i adopted willis and arnold, because they're great kids, and i love them. >> he played the kindly white man who adopted two young african american brothers. the nbc show debuted in 19
this year. and it is no coincidence that president obama today is invoking dr. king's legacy calling on americans to do something for each other on a national day of service. brian moar reports from washington. >> reporter: on a day of national service, president obama led by example. he and the first lady volunteered at a local elementary school. he was honoring the life and legacy of dr. martin luther drink, just like he did before his first inauguration. >> it's a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power, but it should also be an affirmation that we're in this together. >> not far away the vice president and a bunch of bidens helped to pack supply kits for the u.s. military. an estimated 250,000 people today did something to help somebody else. in rochester, there was a clothing drive in manhattan, volunteers added a little life to the walls of a senior center. in orlando the groassroots services were literal. former first daughter chelsea clinton encouraged people to do more than just celebrate on this inauguration weekend. some chose to create cards
of a fire in a lithium battery. >>> the obama administration has announced plans to sell its ownership stake in general motors. the government put $50 million into gm and chrysler. the plans to start selling its remaining shares over the past year or so. the selling price of the shares will determine if u.s. taxpayers take a loss on the bail out. >>> he's packing his bags, why this bay area 15-year-old was picked to attend monday's presidential inauguration. but first -- >> we all engage in some degree of deception and lying in order to get along. >> from professional athletes to every day joes, we ask why lying is just human nature for some. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or why it doesn't have to be an adventure to stick to your new year's budget. because safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. right now, a case of arrowhead water is just $3.33. folgers is $7.99 for the large size. that's a huge deal. rise and shine. simply orange oj is just $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >>> lance arms
. there will still be an inauguration party in washington but not as over the top as it was four years ago. abc news karen trapper shows us what to expect. >> hundreds of thousands will pack the national mall on monday. eager to witness in person the second inauguration of president obama. but they are not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago a record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president. >> i do solumnly swear. >> they expect more than better's second inauguration but a far cry from twine. there will still be some star power. beyoncÉ, james taylor will take part in the swearing in ceremony. and sure, president obama's supporters will be enthusiastic but the mood on the mall will be different. the president's speech will reflect that. while the nation is not teetering on the brink like it was in january, twine, the president is still struggling with the slow economy, high unemployment and voters lack of trust and confidence in washington. >> we are poised for a good year if we make smart decisions and sound investments. and as long as w
be an inauguration party in washington but not as over the top as it was four years ago. abc news karen traverse shows us what to expect. >> hundreds of thousands will pack the national mall on monday. eager to witness in person the second inauguration of president obama. but they are not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago a record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president. >> i do solumnly swear. >> this year officials estimate that about 600,000 to 800,000 will be on hand. >> they expect more than bush's second inauguration, but a far cry from 2009. there will still be some star power. beyoncÉ, kelly clarkson, james taylor will take part in the swearing-in ceremony. and sure, president obama's supporters will be enthusiastic, but the mood on the mall will be different. the president's speech will reflect that. while the nation is not teetering on the brink like it was in january, 2009, the president is still struggling with the slow economy, high unemployment and voters' lack of trust and confidence in washington. >> we are poised fo
to give president obama comprehensive package of recommendations tomorrow. >> a 25-year-old man who raped a san francisco woman during a robbery is in custody this morning. the suspect is facing burglary and other charges. authorities say he forced his way into the resolution distance on saturday night as she was going in and a neighbor called 9-1-1. the suspect jumped off the balcony but was found hiding. >> a family is safe after flames destroyed the home. firefighters got the call before 3:30 about a house on fire. this is in unincorporateed san jose. when the firefighters got there all six people including the dog got out. the crews stayed on the scene for several hours looking for a hot spot. >> traffic and weather together are next on the abc7 morning news and here is a live look outside you can see the golden gate bridge with cars coming off the bridge into san francisco. it is cold. it is clear. and mike nicco, our meteorologist, will have the full forecast and we will have a traffic report including black ice ahead. >> police officers try to lift a taxi with their bear hands to s
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